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Hall of Ancient Life

The Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont Hall of Ancient Life greets visitors as the first exhibit gallery with a vast assortment of fascinating displays of ancient creatures and modern science.

Uncovering Virginia

Walk through Virginia's natural history from beginning to present inside the museum's Uncovering Virginia exhibit gallery.

Hahn Hall of Biodiversity

The Hahn Hall of Biodiversity features spectacular African mammal collections, including antelopes, a lion, a hyena, a leopard and more.

Wednesday, May 3
Homeschool Science & Engineering Academy -

VMNH offers engaging science and engineering programs for home school students. Programs are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 6-14.

Thursday, May 4
Teacher Appreciation Event in partnership with MHC Chamber -

The museum is partnering with the MHC Chamber of Commerce for this annual event in celebration of our area teachers.

Wednesday, May 10
Doodle Bugs! -

VMNH offers children ages 3 to 5 the opportunity to experience science and engineering first-hand with the Doodle Bugs! program. The hour-long programs include imaginative stories, fun activities, games and crafts that spark creativity and curiosity.

Thursday, May 11
2nd Thursday Science Talk -

Dr. Elizabeth Moore, Curator of Archaeology, will present “Mussel shells, fish bones, and charcoal: using archaeobiological data to examine past environments”.

STEM Showcase held at VMNH

The 2nd annual STEM Showcase was held at the Virginia Museum of Natural History on Saturday, April 8.

VMNH receives VTC grant

Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced that the Virginia Museum of Natural History, in partnership with Piedmont Arts and the Martinsville-Henry County Tourism Division, received $3,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund for “The Year of Discovery” marketing partnership.

Ancient DNA extracted from 1,000-year-old extinct tortoise from the Bahamas

Dr. Alex Hastings, assistant curator of paleontology, part of unprecedented study

Long-time VMNH Friend and Supporter Passes

The Virginia Museum of Natural History recently lost a long-time friend, supporter and Trustee, Dr. Philip M. Sprinkle.

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